The canvas has not been lined. As visible in the catalogue illustration, there are some fine localised lines of craquelure predominantly in the figure's dress. Apart from some signs of retouching visible under ultraviolet light, notably a circa 7 by 10cm area of restoration in the gold-coloured pigments of the fur which the figure is sitting on, an area circa 2 by 2cm in the wall in the upper right quadrant (both patched on the reverse), and minor scattered spots of retouching, this painting is overall in good condition, and its appearance could be further enhanced with a light surface clean.
Held in a simple frame, dark grey with gilt inner and outer borders.
The colours are more vibrant overall in reality than in the catalogue illustration. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."